Top 10 Tulsa-area concerts scheduled for 2013
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, December 20, 2012
12/20/12 at 5:19 AM
'Tis the season to be the coolest stuffer of stockings ever.
The Tulsa area is overflowing with concerts in 2013, and many have tickets on sale right now. Plan ahead for a live birthday blowout, a Valentine's Day to remember and more with these concert ticket options in an array of price ranges.
If that certain someone's been especially nice, an "add-on" option might include a gift certificate for a nice restaurant and possibly even an overnight stay at a local hotel.
1. An Evening with The Who, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14. All-ages. Tickets $39.50, $59.50, $82.50, $129.50, plus fees. tulsaworld.com/bok
The classic rock band performs the timeless album "Quadrophenia" live and its biggest hits. "Quadrophenia" is the London band's second rock opera. Released in 1973, the opera is told from a teenage boy's perspective in London and Brighton in 1964-65. A film adaptation was released in 1979. Hits include "The Real Me," "I'm One," "Quadrophenia" and "Love, Reign o'er Me."
2. Sammy Hagar & the Wabos, 7 p.m. Jan. 18. Must be 21. Tickets $60, $75, $85. The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa. tulsaworld.com/hardrockcasino
The Red Rocker returns. His live sets often combine works across his career, including songs "Best of Both Worlds," "There's Only One Way to Rock," "Three Lock Box," "Right Now," "Love or Money," "I Can't Drive 55," "Rock Candy," "Big Foot" and "Bad Motor Scooter." As a solo artist, Hagar has released 11 albums. As part of Van Halen, he released four consecutive multiplatinum No. 1 albums.
3. Jamey Johnson, 7 p.m. Feb. 21. All-ages. Tickets $27-37, plus fees. Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. tulsaworld.com/cains
This ubertalented country singer-songwriter plays everything, from Dolly Parton to Hank Cochran, Leadbelly to Patsy Cline and a whole lot of his own stuff, too, including "That Lonesome Song," "High Cost of Living," "Can't Cash My Checks," "Mowin' Down the Roses" and others. He's always worth the cost of admission.
4. Muse, 7 p.m. March 10. All-ages. Tickets $35, $55, $65, plus fees. BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. tulsaworld.com/bok
This concert is one big deal. Anyone from middle school to law school will enjoy this rare, U.S. arena-sized treat from U.K. alternative rocker Muse. The band blends elements of metal, electronica, progressive rock, symphonic rock and more, earning it two "Best British Live Act" by the Brit Awards, the across-the-pond equivalent of a Grammy. Muse has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.
5. JD McPherson with the Bellfuries, 7 p.m. Feb. 23. All-ages. Tickets $15, plus fees. Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. tulsaworld.com/cains
The Broken Arrow rockabilly revivalist is coming home after national and world touring, album release, and live TV appearances from Letterman to Leno.
His latest single, "Fire Bug," was debuted by Team Coco, his holiday single by Rolling Stone. This kid is going places. Catch him at this low-dough show. You'll be glad you did.
6. Eli Young Band, 7 p.m. Feb. 14. All-ages. Tickets $28-30, plus fees. Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady St. Pit and reserved seats available. tulsaworld.com/brady
7. Rascal Flatts with The Band Perry, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18. All-ages. Tickets $22.75, $49.75, $59.75, plus fees. BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. tulsaworld.com/bok
8. Junior Brown CD release show with Dustin Pittsley, 7 p.m. Jan. 18. All-ages. Tickets $14-24, plus fees. Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. tulsaworld.com/cains
9. Matchbox Twenty, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Must be 21. Tickets $75, $85, $95. The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa. tulsaworld.com/hardrockcasino
10. Kid Rock, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. All-ages. Tickets $39.75, $49.75, $59.75, $85, plus fees. BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. tulsaworld.com/bok
Original Print Headline: Top 10 in 2013
The Who brings its "Quadrophenia" tour to the BOK Center on Feb. 14. Courtesy
Matchbox Twenty will perform Jan. 29 at The Joint. Associated Press file
Rock act Muse heads across the pond for a proper arena-rock show March 10 at the BOK Center. Courtesy
JD McPherson returns for a homecoming blowout, Feb. 23 at Cain's Ballroom. CHRISTOPHER SMITH / Tulsa World file